PROPOSAL: Make AppData files mandatory for applications shown in the software center
jreznik at redhat.com
Fri Nov 7 11:24:33 UTC 2014
----- Original Message -----
> On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 4:05 PM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 6 November 2014 14:49, Josh Boyer <jwboyer at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> >> Why wouldn't we (Fedora) add an AppData file to the package ourselves
> >> for such exceptions?
> > We can, and should. I'd argue it's one of the most useful thing a
> > Fedora packager can do:
> > * Spend the 5 minutes writing the AppData file
> > * Spend 5 minutes taking some up to date 16:9 screenshots
> > * Validate the file with "appstream-util validate"
> > * Send these upstream
> > * Patch the Fedora package to include the AppData file while waiting
> > for an upstream tarball.
> Can't we include that in the package guidelines?
This is a very good idea, if we want to enforce it, packaging guidelines
are good place to start with for new applications.
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